The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.
When I am finishing a picture, I hold some Godmade object up to it a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If theres a clash between the two, its bad art.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
One fine day as my mother was putting the bread in the oven, I went up to her and taking her by her flour-smeared elbow I said to her, Mama I want to be a painter.
Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.
All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
Love and fantasy, go hand in hand.
Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.
I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.
If a symbol should be discovered in a painting of mine, it was not my intention. It is a result I did not seek. It is something that may be found afterwards, and which can be interepreted according to taste.